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Old 01-31-2013, 05:29 PM   #1 
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Can I use this in my tank?

Hello, I came across this cool clay pot at the dollar store and was wondering if I could use it in my tank.

http://www.dollartree.com/Spring-Fli...5981/index.pro
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:36 PM   #2 
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I'd be cautious of the paint and seal on the pots, that they might leach something undesirable into the water
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:24 PM   #3 
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Ok, but the orange taraccota ones are ok right? Anything not glazed or painted? Also what is your opinion on heater placement? I have my 50w Aqueon vertically next to the filter. I also read people say to put it on a 45 degree angle.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:36 PM   #4 
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I've used teracotta pots in my 5.5, they are great. ALgae will grow on them, but IMO it looks really cool, though that is a more natural tank (if you ignore the castle and Captain America...)

My filter placement depends on my hood and decor...some hoods have only specific places a filter CAN go. All mine are vertical, the thermometer across the tank to get the best reading n overall heat. Since yours is next to the filter, the warm water will be circulated more. I really think it's a matter of preference...I prefer my heaters vertical for looks, to be honest xP My bettas have never minded
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:39 PM   #5 
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the terra cotta pots tend to have holes in the bottom that need to be either sealed or knocked out bigger because bettas will try to force themselves through them and can die.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:48 PM   #6 
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Forgot that bit, thanks Callistra ^^

I'll admit, I'm bad and haven't done that, I didn't know at the time I put the pots in (nearly a year ago now) and that betta isn't stupid enough to try. I have at least one that would though
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:10 PM   #7 
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I just stuffed a rock in the bottom- I also used the 3/1$ terracottas from the dollar store w. no problem :)
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #8 
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Just finished redecorating my tank. I didn't get the pots I just used my castle I already had.

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #9 
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That looks really nice! I like the castle...as a matter of fact, when I let the kids pick the centerpiece decoration for my big new tank...guess what they picked

Yeah, a castle.
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That looks really nice! I like the castle...as a matter of fact, when I let the kids pick the centerpiece decoration for my big new tank...guess what they picked

Yeah, a castle.
Thanks. Haha ha..My 4 year old named him flounder and my Budgie Scuttle she also wanted the Dora ornaments. Lol. I wanted a natural look but I think the castle stills goes.
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